Barbara Campanini graduated cum laude in medicinal chemistry at the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1998. She received her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology and pathology from the same university in 2002. Between 2000 and 2002, she has served as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK, USA), and at the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA), working on site-directed mutagenesis of PLP-dependent enzymes and applying time-resolved fluorescence techniques to the study of protein dynamics. Since 2006, Campanini has worked as an Assistant Professor in the field of biochemistry in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma. Her research interest focuses on the spectroscopy of PLP-dependent enzymes, the investigation of enzyme kinetics, and the characterization of enzyme-inhibitor interactions also aimed at structure-activity relationship development. Campanini is mainly interested in PLP-dependent enzymes as potential drug targets, with particular focus on human enzymes involved in neuropathologies and on bacterial enzymes involved in infection and persistence.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2013